I am breaking my own rule about not discussing politics on my blog, but the amount of complete misinformation about the health insurance bill being discussed in the U.S. House of Representatives is appalling. The lies generated and distributed by the insurance companies are over the top and the fact that many of our elected officials continue to trumpet those lies really hacks me off.
For those of you who want to know the truth, compare one of the lie-filled emails generated by very creative liars to the actual proposed bill and make your own decision. Here is a link to the bill: http://docs.house.gov/edlabor/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf.
Once you have reached your decision, go ahead and let your elected officials know. You can find them here: http://www.house.gov/ and http://www.senate.gov. Both pages near the top have a “Find your Senator/Representative” lookup function where you input your zip code. Please call or email your officials and share your opinion. It only takes a few minutes and could affect your life and the life of our country.
Now for my opinion. Give me the public option! I have spent hours debunking the lies. I have been doing this for people that I consider to be relatively skeptical, but who seem to be buying the lies and paying the liars a tip to boot.
If the insurance companies are allowed to carry the day it becomes even more imperative that people take charge of their health! Granted, serious accidents and health events happen and western medical care is necessary, but if Americans preventatively take care of their health, reliance on the corrupt insurance industry will lessen, in turn lessening their stranglehold on the health care that we need.